The Gothic Roupov castle was founded in the 13th century, and after a Renaissance modernization was one of the most beautiful Czech castles. The now completely standing part was built later and is being used by the current owners, the old ruined part hides many original architectural pieces, and is freely accesible. The original black kitchen with a medieval chimney is still present, and a gothique well. The castle was in usable state in the late 18th century, but slowly deteriorated, and the old part was disassembled for stone when a nearby village burned down and building material was needed. Some walls collapsed in 1817 and the castle became a ruin. Today the old part is conserved.



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Přeštice, Czech Republic
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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Czech Republic

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Vaclav Vaněk (2 months ago)
Hrad je soukromý, ale dobře přístupný, zachována černá kuchyně s komínem.
Denisa Švarcová (2 months ago)
Krásné klidné místo,škoda jen že zřícenina chátrá a 300letý tis padnul,ale jinak hezká památka
Alena Vacková (3 months ago)
Charming ruin, castle partially maintained and inhabited. Black cuisine is unique.
Pavel (3 months ago)
Krásná zřícenina ???
Kamila Haišmanová (4 months ago)
Very nice ruin. You can park at the church, which is just off the road to the ruins. The road is 10 minutes from the road from the church uphill. It is also possible with a pram.
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